Handcrafted teacup: 130ml (4.58fl oz) each, diameter: 2.95inch (7.5cm), height: 3.35inch (8.5cm)
Sophisticated Tanba-Yaki Earthenware
Made by Yasunobu Ohsugi at Kanshin kiln
This pair of earthenware tea cups are representative of the work of Mr. Ohsugi. This has quite gentle and tender atmosphere. Visual impression, hand and mouth feel, and so on are mysteriously quite gentle and tender, though the form of each part, such as the scraped patterns or discoloration of ceramic ware, are dynamic and vivid. The discoloration of earthenware is maximally brought out. The artisan, Ohsugi is one of the young up and coming artisans that have attracted much attention in Japan.
You will be fascinated by the vertical patterns scraped away. SHINOGI of this name means scraping away in Japanese. The rough and uneven patterns bring a unique atmosphere of Ohsugi’s work. Ohsugi says that he prefers the inhomogeneous to the uniform, as each pattern has character. His goal is to bring out the infinite possibility of clay.
In contrast to SHINOGI which is scraped away vigorously, the form of top, side of middle to base, and base are delicately and elegantly shaped. Around the middle is just a little narrowed down, which helps with easy holding and has a pleasing appearance. The area from the middle to the base is elegant, and the base is designed a bit larger and higher than usual. However, harmony and balance, which are superb and fine, create an elegant atmosphere.
And you can enjoy the artistic elements created in the kiln which can’t be fully controlled even by the artisans. Colorful patches of orange on the inside of the Yunomi are called GOHONDE, a traditional technique. Small black or gray color dots are created by burst iron. Transparent green color on the inside of the Yunomi is BEEDORO reduction firing of ash glaze. These elements add warmth to the atmosphere of the work.
This Yunomi will bring a gentle and tender atmosphere to your table. It is a special atmosphere which is representative of the work of the artist Mr. Ohsugi.
Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
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(Please note that this work is a little different in each work because of features of this work.)